Blue Glow Bloom Spike Emerges, And Other Flowers Commence

While photographing Aloe 'Blue Elf'...
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 Whoa!  Agave 'Blue Glow' has begun to send up it's flowers:
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'Joe Hoak' looks like he's going to bloom soon as well.  All the foliage is stretching out.  
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And most surprising, a 'Spot' Manfreda is also preparing to flower.
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I wasn't expecting the Manfreda bloom at all.  
I was hoping to see Ranunculus soon, and here's the first bud:
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This is a head-scratcher.  Rose seedlings?  Where did those come from?
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Spring is apparently a couple of weeks early this year.
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Comments

  1. Beautiful photos and buds in waiting, I love the mix of foliage shape and colours in image #3.

    xoxoxo ♡

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    1. Thank you, Dianne. The mix of foliage was entirely due to my Personal Botanical Garden (one of everything) problem. Maybe it's not so bad as I think?

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  2. Great photos! That aloe blue glow bud (is that even the right word for an aloe??) looks like it's going to be a true monster. If you can, please take more photos as it opens up. As for the rose "seedlings," did you remove a rose in the vicinity within the last couple of years? I have a couple of similar sprouts that show up every year about this time, although they get smaller and smaller. They sprout off the last remaining roots of the departed (and not so dearly departed, either) SPed roses that used to be there. Lagerfeld was especially persistent.

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    1. Agave, I will add that to the post, thanks. I will certainly be following Blue Glow's progress on the blog.

      No, there has never ever been a rose in that area. I think the rats that lived under the Baccharis planted there and removed (due to the rats) left some rose hips. The rats used to collect the rose hips from 'Fourth Of July' and cache them under the Baccharis. If they are rose seedlings they should bloom pretty quickly. If rootstock suckers, they won't. I'll be watching.

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  3. WOW beautiful photos again Hoover! The way 'Blue Glow' is spreading out is just gorgeous! Can I put myself on a list for a baby should "Joe" produce offspring with his bloom? Pretty please?

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    1. Of course, I'm just wondering what 'Joe' is going to produce. The ones at the local garden center produced zip. :(

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  4. these succulents always amaze me as they take no work and always stunn with great displays

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    1. Yes, lots of beauty for just about no work, and then all of a sudden I want roses again. Makes no sense. When will I learn? ;)

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  5. The mix of plants looks really lovely. I also tend to buy 'one' of everything when I am at the garden centre, the plants are hard to resist.
    xoxoxo ♡

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    1. I guess many of us are vulnerable to the one-of-everything syndrome!

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  6. I suspect that the 'rose seedlings' are Dr Huey that is regrowing from bits of root that were left in the ground. Have had it happen several times.

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    1. I've had Dr. H come back from roses as well. This area however has never ever had a rose planted anywhere near it. Time will tell...

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  7. You've such a beautiful garden Hoov! The first picture had me drooling and Joe Hoak has such beautiful coloration! Happy early spring!

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    1. Thanks, Outlaw. Happy early spring back at you!

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